Bookmaker William Hill are struggling to split Ireland and England ahead of Sunday’s huge Six Nations clash.
On paper the Ireland v England clash is a possible Six Nations decider but in a Lions year the Six Nations trophy is not the only thing that could be decided at the weekend.
Ireland and England are both offered at 20/21 to win on Super Sunday with the tie 18/1 with William Hill
After a man of the match performance against Wales, Brian O’Driscoll has shot to the top of the betting for who will Captain the Lions at 15/8, but England Captain Chris Robshaw will fancy his chances and is the 9/4 second favourite to take on the Captain’s armband.
Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton was seen as a certainty to start at ten but Owen Farrell continues to impress and he is now 4/1 to take to the field ahead of John Sexton in the first test.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams told Bettingpro.com: “England have been heavily backed to win the Six Nations, so we are almost certainly Ireland supporters for the weekend!”
Latest William Hill odds:
8/13 Scotland, 11/8 Italy, 20/1 Tie
3/10 France, 11/4 Wales, 20/1 Tie
20/21 Ireland, 20/21 England, 18/1 Tie
Six Nations Winner: 6/5 England, 13/8 Ireland, 6/1 France, 20/1 Wales, 20/1 Italy, 100/1 Scotland
Grand Slam: 4/6 No winner, 11/4 England, 7/2 Ireland, 66/1 Italy
Who will start at Fly Half for B&I Lions in the 1st Test v Australia?: 2/5 J Sexton, 4/1 O Farrell, 10/1 R Priestland, 14/1 T Flood, 33/1 R Jackson, 33/1 D.Biggar, 33/1 J Wilkinson
William Hill British & Irish Lions 2013: 15/8 Brian O’Driscoll, 9/4 Chris Robshaw, 3/1 Jamie Heaslip, 7/2 Sam Warburton, 12/1 Rory Best, 33/1 John Sexton, 40/1 Tom Wood, 50/1 Adam Jones, 66/1 bar